Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin Bars

I stole this recipe from my coworker's blog. But, I'm going to retype it for you to translate the ingredients into "normal-people" ingredients.

3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup oil
3 1/4 cups pure canned pumpkin
4 slightly beaten eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp oil
3/4 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the bar ingredients in order. Beat until smooth. Pour into a 9x13 greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

To make the frosting, blend all ingredients together. Let sit 5 minutes and blend again. Let cake cool before frosting.

When I made this, I also put the batter into 12 cupcakes; I had plenty of batter for the cupcakes and the bars. I also doubled the frosting recipe, because seriously, frosting is the best part of any cake/bar/cupcake. I had leftover frosting, so you really only need to 1.5 the frosting recipe if you do 12 cupcakes and 1 9x13 pan.


What the Hecklinger?! said...

Let's face it: baked pumpkin ANYTHING is always a good idea! I am so excited to try this--thanks!

Alisha said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!